Howard E. Miller Jr., 89

SEPT. 13, 1921-SEPT. 10, 2011

September 10, 2011

Howard E. Miller Jr., 89, a resident of Ravenwood Nursing Home in Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Sharpsburg, Md., passed peacefully from this life Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Howard E. and Emma R. (Brining) Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia B. (Rowland) Miller, on May 24, 2007.

He was a member of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boonsboro, Md.

He was a retired farmer.

Howard is survived by a son, Larry B. Miller of Boonsboro; and a sister, Emma G. Barkdoll of Boonsboro.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary L. Myers; and a brother, John R. Miller.

A funeral ceremony will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. John F. Torrence will officiate. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Keedysville, Md.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in his name to Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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